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Top US leaders and other global officials at the Warsaw summit on Middle East security — which was mainly about building pressure on Iran — on February 13, 2019 (Photo: Michael Sohn/AP)

The United States’ much ballyhooed conference in Warsaw, the purpose of which was to gather support for more pressure on Iran, is now over. This exercise in futility did not gain the so-called ‘benefits’ that President Donald Trump and his racist, jingoistic cohorts had hoped. Rather, it exposed disagreements between the U.S. and many of its allies, and worsened some of them.